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Climate Migration, Science & Asylum

Climate Justice, Science & Refugees EVENT



Digital Media and Video Training for Refugee Groups


A new project: Climate Change, Migration and Asylum


FREE training days are on offer in video and digital media for members of refugee and displaced migrant groups, organised by arts group Virtual Migrants, MRSN (Manchester Refugee Support Network) and RICC (Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures), with support from Exodus by CAN (Community Arts North West).

You will learn the basics plus some advanced tricks in using simple equipment to get great results in creative video, interviewing methods, sound, editing, uploading to YouTube, and creating web and internet media for your group or campaign which uses this video.  Over a few days you will have the chance to learn AND apply what you learn by working on a small project so that you gain some practice and confidence.
If you already have video and media skills or you are generally interested in this project, please also get in touch more creative and advanced opportunities may develop during this project.

As a part of this creative training, we will also look at how climate change is affecting our future and this will be a part of a new project using arts and media together with discussion.

         Do you want to promote your campaign, your community, or your cultural identity?

         Do you want to learn simple and effective ways of using video and the internet?

         Do you come from a country affected by environmental damage?

         Are you interested in how asylum problems and discrimination against refugees could increase in Manchester as a result of climate change?

         Did you know that the knowledge that refugees have about their mother countries could be used by scientists and researchers to help think about our environment and climate?

There are four training days which take place in September 2010 at CAN (Oldham Street, Manchester), on Weds 8th, Mon 13th, Fri 17th and Fri 24th.


Please use this leaflet [CLICK HERE] with full details and registration form for this training project, or contact either:

Max Edwards at MRSN    max(at)   tel: 0161 202 8912,  or:

Kooj Chuhan at Virtual Migrants    projects(at)  tel: 07971 415191.

We are also looking for anyone who is interested in how climate change may be affecting the country they have come from. This project will present our perspectives using this multimedia video work as a part of the Manchester Science Festival.  Please get in touch!